My previous blood work results can be see here.
|A1C||5.3||5.3||<5.7 is decreased risk of diabetes|
|HDL||57||48||> 46 desired, good cholesterol|
|LDL||123||121||<130 desired, bad cholesterol|
|Ratio||3.5||3.8||< 5 good|
Since my last visit in August, her records indicate about a 4 pound weight loss. She is concerned about my blood pressure. She thinks its still a bit too high.
So …. My total cholesterol and triglycerides are excellent. The bummer is that my good cholesterol (HDL) dropped 9 points. That’s not good. Dr. said more aerobic exercise and omega 3’s (2000 mg daily). My weight change was blah but you all know I have been struggling with dropping significant weight over the last 6 months.
The blood pressure is scary. My family history with BP is not pretty. Dr.’s recommendation was drop weight & reduce salt to avoid BP medicine. I am going to monitor my BP on a regular basis and work on stress reduction techniques on a daily basis.
It’s hard with a nearly 2 year old who just this week decided to scream in the middle of the night. We had a few months of full sleep but no more. Now, not only is waking up screaming but he is also refusing to go back to bed. Today he woke at 4:30 am, we tended to his needs, he refused to go back down, I sat on the floor until he calmed, snuck out of the room, he woke up, on and off slept / cried until I got him out at 6:30 am.